National Guard

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July 26, 2019 - 1:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois National Guard is set to deploy about 400 soldiers to Afghanistan in what officials say is the largest mobilization of Guardsmen and women from the state in nearly a decade. The Chicago Tribune reports that members of the 178th Infantry Regiment that’s headquartered on...
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Valmeyer, Illinois sandbagging
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May 31, 2019 - 2:41 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — About 200 Illinois National Guard members have been deployed along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers to assist with flood and levee monitoring. Noting Thursday that many rivers in Illinois are flooded, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says there’s a multi-agency effort underway to...
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Alton, Illinois flooding
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May 30, 2019 - 1:24 pm
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Madison County in southern Illinois has been declared a disaster area by its county board chairman. In making the announcement, the county is calling for the National Guard to aid in flood-fighting efforts. In proclaiming a disaster Wednesday, County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler...
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April 08, 2019 - 9:02 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) - A St. Louis alderman wants the Missouri National Guard to be deployed after a man was critically wounded during an alleyway parking confrontation in the latest gun violence incident. Alderman Brandon Bosley says he's "done waiting.'' He says extra hands are needed before the...
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View of Busch Stadium
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August 15, 2018 - 7:09 am
If you know members of the Missouri Army National Guard stationed in Kuwait, you might be able to see them during tonight's Cardinals game.
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Bianey Reyes (C) and others protest the separation of children from their parents in front of the El Paso Processing Center, an immigration detention facility, at the Mexican border on June 19, 2018 in El Paso, Texas.
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June 19, 2018 - 2:20 pm
Rice tweeted out the governor's phone number, urging people to ask Parson directly to pull the guard.
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